Hair’s new 50th anniversary production will run through to New Year 2018 with a six-week extension to Sunday 14th January 2018.
The iconic tribal rock musical Hair opens at London’s fully immersive Off-West-End theatre, The Vaults, from 4th October.
Hair opened off-Broadway in 1967, so to open this genuinely new production off-West-End in 2017 is the perfect move for Hope Mill Theatre’s acclaimed production, directed by Jonathan O’Boyle – as relevant now as it was in the 60s.
1967 and Hair’s hippie-hood youngsters live as The Tribe, in the East Village of New York: yearning to change the world, questioning authority and the American flag. They are wild, colourful, free, sexually liberated beautiful people who join in protest and song – under the shadow of the Vietnam War. Featuring classic hit songs: Aquarius, Let the Sun Shine In and Good Morning Star Shine – and the story of youth and war still resounds throughout the world making this a topical musical for the millennial generation.
Initial casting includes Daniel Bailey (Motown The Musical – Shaftesbury Theatre, The Lion King – Lyceum Theatre), Adam Dawson (Jet in West Side Story RSC Live – Stratford) and Jessie May (Fiona in Blondel – The New Union Theatre, Rock Of Ages – UK tour).
Further casting to be announced.
The genuinely youthful cast will bring the original protest musical to life, in the intimate theatre seating just 200, revealing every emotion up close and personal through Hair’s drug fuelled journey.
Hair has book and lyrics by James Rado and Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot. It is produced by Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment.
See www.hair50.com for details and to book.